Apple Pie Oatmeal brings your breakfast to a new level; and it’s easier than you think! The apples and spices go together quickly to give maximum flavor to humble oats.
Oatmeal is an amazing food. It’s a pantry staple, it’s a breakfast food, you can make cookies with it, use it in a dessert crisp topping, or grind it up for flour. Not only is oatmeal versatile, but it’s nutritious! One cup of cooked oats contains 16% of our daily fiber and 12% of our daily protein requirements, AND it’s low in fat!
My father disliked oatmeal because he grew up during the depression and ate it every morning for breakfast…that was what they had. There was no Egg McMuffin® on the corner and his family couldn’t afford bacon. (Maybe that’s why he had 3 pieces of bacon every morning for breakfast as an adult!)
Well, I do like oatmeal, but certainly not every morning, and when I make it for just the 2 of us, it’s nice to jazz it up a little. And it’s easy to do! Simply choose a fruit from your fruit bowl…this is a Gr8 way to use up something that might be on it’s last legs.
If you have an apple or a pear, core and slice and dice then sprinkle with a little lemon juice,
then toss in a mixture of cinnamon, sugar and spices.
While the oatmeal is cooking, melt some butter in a frying pan and sauté the fruit until tender.
Then just pour it over the oatmeal in your cereal bowls. Easy and much tastier than a simple bowl of oats!
I use old-fashioned oats, and they really don’t take much time. I just prefer the texture. You can put this on any oats you enjoy.